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Spring 2012

Yellowstone Spring and Photoshop Workshop

Capture Yellowstone, the worlds first National Park and home to some of the most spectacular landscape and wildlife on the planet during the best light then spend the mid day learning to master Photoshop from a world class expert in this great workshop


June 3th-9th

Spring is a special time in the Yellowstone and in this workshop you will capture it all and learn the way to make your images stand out with Photoshop.

This a time of birth, Elk, Bison, Deer, Moose,and Pronghorn babies will be out with their mothers in attendance foraging in the new green, flowering meadows and forest. Grizzly and Black Bear, Wolves and Coyotes will be hunting to feed there own growing young. This along with the scenic wonders of America's first national park make this one the most productive times for nature photographers. Long rewarding days exploring Yellowstone and its wonders with mid day learning Photoshop will be



Bison Calf Coyote pups Elk Calf Bib Horn Sheep


The itinerary will include meeting in West Yellowstone, Montana at 5 PM where after a brief orientation and equipment check we will proceed into the park for our first afternoon and evening of shooting. During the next 5 days we will leave West Yellowstone well before dawn to set up in time for our sunrise shooting. Our exact daily location will vary depending on the location of the wildlife, but these will be long exciting days with opportunities to photograph subjects as varied as newborn mammals, hunting predators, fishing eagles and osprey. Of course there will be bubbling geysers and mud pots. Hiking will be limited to short hikes. The weather can be variable in Yellowstone any time of the year but generally the temps will be in the 30's in the morning warming into the 60's and 70's mid day. Light rain or snow is possible but severe weather is un-common during this time.


After our morning shoot we will return to West Yellowstone where you will spend the mid day will be filled with the instruction of photoshop by our expert instructor Jim Chagares:

Jim Chagares is a professional photographer and owner of Chagares Photography in Richmond, Indiana. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Photographers. Jim has been awarded the Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging, Photographic Craftsman and Certification degrees from Professional Photographers of America. He is also a nationally approved photographic exhibition judge with Professional Photographers of America. Jim is a two time recipient of the American Society of Photographers highest print award, the ASP Gold Medallion Award. He is a four time Photographer of the Year in Indiana and is a six time winner of Indiana's Digital Imager of the Year Award. Jim is a five time winner of the Professional Photographers of Indiana Platinum Award for Best of Show. Jim received the Canon Par Excellence Award at the Professional Photographers' Mid-America Regional print competition. In 2011, Jim was the Grand Prize Winner of Defenders of Wildlife photography contest.
Jim has been instructing Photoshop courses since 1996. He has instructed comprehensive Photoshop workshops at the Great Lakes Institute of Photography (GLIP), Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Photography in New Jersey (M.A.R.S), Winona School of Professional Photography in Indiana, Professional Photographers' Society of New York Workshop and the Wisconsin Professional Photography School at Treehaven.
His techniques will make your images rival others. He will take you through the deep recesses of Photoshop. If you know Photoshop well enough to get around, but aren't’t using many of the advance features, this workshop will prove invaluable in raising your awareness and skill level to new heights. The latest insider tips will teach you how to create and edit images with expert results. Learn how to apply techniques to real-world situations. Each workshop participant will receive an in-depth workbook with detailed instructional steps.

Evenings will find us again exploring the wonders of Yellowstone and using the new photography techniques you have learned.

Field photography instruction will be provided as need and you will receive a complete orientation on the how, why and when to photograph each location we visit as we explore Yellowstone in spring. Questions will be handled on a individual basis while we are shooting. In this manner you will be able to learn while you are actually in the situation where you need the instruction.

Jess is Yellowstone specialist and has had thousands of images taken in the park published over the past 30 years.


For questions or to book your trip contact ;


or 208-521-5170

Photo workshop, all field guiding, Lodging, Transportation and Photoshop instruction. Meals are not included. $2495  


$500 deposit holds your place


Single room $300



Teton Storm
Grand Spring evening
Yellowstone Grizzly
Teton's at sunrise with full moon




Grand Teton National Park Grand Teton Flowers
Teton barn
Dawn Elk Park
Grand Teton Flowers




Grand Teton Flowers Grand Prismatic Spring      
Yellowstone Wolf
Teton Flowers
.Grand Prismatic Hot Spring
Yellowstone Falls Mammoth Hot spring      
Lower Falls Of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake Reflections
Mammoth Hot Springs
bison calf Mule Deer Fan bison calf

GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run a trip below our group minimum which is generally 3. In such instances it may be necessary to apply a small group supplement. You would be contacted regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new terms.
RESERVATIONS: Your $300 deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due 60 days prior to the departure date.
Deposits are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least 91 days prior to the departure date. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will mail out our acknowledgment and tour reservation form.
Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by JessLeePhotos in arranging a tour, the following penalties apply.
For written cancellation received 91 or more days prior to departure, your deposit is fully refundable.
For written cancellation received 61 to 90 days prior to departure, a cancellation fee of $200 will be due.
For written cancellation received 31 to 60 days prior to departure, a cancellation fee of 25% of land cost will be due.
For written cancellation received 30 days or less prior to departure, a cancellation fee of 50% of land cost, plus non-recoverable deposits will be due.
If your place can be resold, JessLeePhotos will reduce the penalties, or give a 100% refund. JessLeePhotos strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vans. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
RESPONSIBILITY: JessLeePhotos and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. JessLeePhotos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
JessLeePhotos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond JessLeePhotos' control.
The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.
Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

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